Mexico was drawn into Group C, Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. The South American team had a decent start to the 2022 World Cup with a draw against Poland. They lost the second game against arch-rival Argentina.
Mexico won the third game against Saudi Arabia, who beat Argentina at the infamous encounter of the first game of Group C. Mexico was tied with Poland in terms of points but could not make it into the Round of 16 with a difference.
Mexico had conceded three goals and scored two goals, but Poland had scored two goals and conceded two goals. In the end, Poland made it into the Round of 16 as they lost their last game against Argentina by 0:2.
Henry Martin scored the first goal in the 47th minute of the final game and took the lead. They doubled the lead in the 52nd minute with Luis Chavez's goal but could not add more goals, and Salem Aldawsari scored the goal for Saudi in the extra time.